2 Kings 23:14
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New American Standard Bible
He broke in pieces the sacred pillars and cut down the Asherim and filled their places with human bones.

King James Bible
And he brake in pieces the images, and cut down the groves, and filled their places with the bones of men.

Darby Bible Translation
And he broke in pieces the columns, and cut down the Asherahs, and filled their place with the bones of men.

World English Bible
He broke in pieces the pillars, and cut down the Asherim, and filled their places with the bones of men.

Young's Literal Translation
And he hath broken in pieces the standing-pillars, and cutteth down the shrines, and filleth their place with bones of men;

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

The Law attached uncleanness to the "bones of men," no less than to actual corpses Numbers 19:16. We may gather from this and other passages 2 Kings 23:20; 1 Kings 13:2, that the Jews who rejected the Law were as firm believers in the defilement as those who adhered to the Law.

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Library
Whether Christ Should have Been Born in Bethlehem?
Objection 1: It would seem that Christ should not have been born in Bethlehem. For it is written (Is. 2:3): "The law shall come forth from Sion, and the Word of the Lord from Jerusalem." But Christ is truly the Word of God. Therefore He should have come into the world at Jerusalem. Objection 2: Further, it is said (Mat. 2:23) that it is written of Christ that "He shall be called a Nazarene"; which is taken from Is. 11:1: "A flower shall rise up out of his root"; for "Nazareth" is interpreted "a flower."
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

The Fall of Solomon
'For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the Lord his God, as was the heart of David his father. 5. For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites. 6. And Solomon did evil in the sight of the Lord, and went not fully after the Lord, as did David his father. 7. Then did Solomon build an high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
Exodus 34:13
"But rather, you are to tear down their altars and smash their sacred pillars and cut down their Asherim

Deuteronomy 7:5
"But thus you shall do to them: you shall tear down their altars, and smash their sacred pillars, and hew down their Asherim, and burn their graven images with fire.

Deuteronomy 7:25
"The graven images of their gods you are to burn with fire; you shall not covet the silver or the gold that is on them, nor take it for yourselves, or you will be snared by it, for it is an abomination to the LORD your God.

2 Kings 23:16
Now when Josiah turned, he saw the graves that were there on the mountain, and he sent and took the bones from the graves and burned them on the altar and defiled it according to the word of the LORD which the man of God proclaimed, who proclaimed these things.

Isaiah 44:19
No one recalls, nor is there knowledge or understanding to say, "I have burned half of it in the fire and also have baked bread over its coals. I roast meat and eat it. Then I make the rest of it into an abomination, I fall down before a block of wood!"

Ezekiel 6:5
"I will also lay the dead bodies of the sons of Israel in front of their idols; and I will scatter your bones around your altars.

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